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Compatible GPU upgrade (gaming)

Q: Compatible GPU upgrade (gaming)

a compatible gpu upgrade for my (pci-e x16 1.1) a card that is pretty good for gaming as i belive 2.0 and 2.1 cards are compatible but i dont know any that would fit my pc any help would be apprectiad oh nad my current gpu is the ATI READON HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 LOW PROFILE SAPHIRE

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A: Compatible GPU upgrade (gaming)

@Brent171, welcome to the forum. The problem that you will have with upgrading the video card is two fold: 1) newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS and yours has a standard BIOS and 2) your power supply unit (PSU) is only 250W. Most newer cards require a minimum of 300W to operate properly. The last cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670 series. Your best option is to choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system. They will save you time and money. The seller pays to ship the card to you, but you pay to return it if it doesn't work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I was planning on using the lowest i5 processor but because of the refresh I lost the older ones.
The ones that are available are:
Intel Core i5 4460 (3.2GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4590 (3.3GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4570S (2.9GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4670 (3.4GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4690 (3.5GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
Intel Core i5 4670K (3.4GHz HD4600 6MB Cache) Quad Core
 

A:What CPU's are compatible with the MSI B85-G43 Gaming Motherboard

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/B85G43.html#/?div=CPUSupport


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Core i7 [ 4771,4770T,4770S,4770K,4770,4765T ]
Core i5 [ 4670T,4670S,4670K,4670,4570T,4570S,4570,4440S,4440,4430S,4430 ]
Core i3 [ 4340,4330T,4330,4130T,4130 ]
Pentium [ G3430,G3420T,G3420,G3220T,G3220 ]
Xeon [ E3-1240V3,E3-1230V3,E3-1220LV3 ]
 

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If you have any other suggestions, please give me links from www.tigerdirect.ca as I live in Canada and newegg.ca charges 100$ for each item for shipping.

Processor : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4240164&sku=CP1-I7-940

Processor Cooler : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4197086&sku=T925-1287

Motherboard : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4366643&sku=A455-2868 <-- Changed

RAM : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4350426&sku=O261-7606 <--- CHANGED

Hard Drive : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4306125&sku=TSD-1000H4

DVD-Burner : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3986421&sku=S167-4520
Case : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4421304&CatId=1510 <--Decided to go with this one, is it good?

Power supply : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3712854&sku=C283-1858 <-- New

Video Card : http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3952604&sku=E145-264 <--- IN SLI (x2)

I want to connect this computer to my 52" LG Plasma TV. What do I need?
Total with S&H : $3,453.64
 

A:3,000 dollars Gaming PC, is everything compatible..?

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First of all before I progress, would anyone be able to tell me how I can find out if my computer has a PCI or PCI-E slot. I don't want to open up my computer, I was just wondering if there was a program that would tell me if I have a PCI/ PCI-E slot even if its in use. Now to progress on the main part of my question, I saw that AVerMedia has some TV Tuners which are Gaming compatible, by Gaming compatible I assume that it means I can connect my games console to it and it will have no lag. Im not sure if thats what it exactly means but could someone clarify that for me? Here is an example of what I mean:
http://www.avermedia.com/avertv/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=450
As you can see if you scroll down under the video, it says 'Games Console Compatible'
Ok, to proceed into the remaining part of my question, I would also like to know a 'Games Console Compatible' PCI/PCI-E (depending on what slot my computer has) that has an s-video input or the standard AV cables so I can connect my XBOX 360 to my PC.

Extra information: My current pc is an Acer Aspire Z5761 All-in-one PC, before you attempt to say its a laptop, its not. An All-in-one PC is a computer that has the actual tower built into the monitor, just like an iMac. Also the current TV Tuner that I have in my computer is the AVerMedia H753 Hybrid Analog/DVBT.

Thanks for all your help, I understand its a big question and I appreciate the help.
 

A:Gaming compatible TV Tuner.

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english is not my first language, so be prepared for broken grammar  i just want to know if my laptop (AK041Tx) was ssd compatible as there are nowhere i can find about a depth specification for this, even in manual another problem is i usually have "keyboard freeze" is there anyway to fix this? thank you very much

A:Pavilion 15 Gaming AK041Tx m.2 ssd compatible?

i forgot to ask that if mine wasn't compatible for m.2 ssd, could i replace it with DVD Optical disk drive ? if can it means that i need to use a regular ssd instead of m.2 one? thank!

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I need to know if all these parts are compatible with eachother because I am going to be setting up 3 monitors to this one computer. I play games and I want to be able to watch like a movie on one screen, play games on another screen and have music playing on the other (just an example). So are these parts good enough to be able to run any game on the highest damanded settings and able to be running other programs on the other monitors at the same time without any problems? Thanks!

Case
$120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067

Motherboard
$230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735

Hard Drive
$85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Video Card
$270
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161372

Power Supply
$130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188

RAM
$145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

Processor
$260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

Fan
$30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

Monitors
$150/per
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009255

Well that's it, and try to go easy on me it's my first one! lol

Thanks
 

A:Parts compatible for gaming computer?

I need to know if all these parts are compatible with eachother because I am going to be setting up 3 monitors to this one computer. I play games and I want to be able to watch like a movie on one screen, play games on another screen and have music playing on the other (just an example). So are these parts good enough to be able to run any game on the highest damanded settings and able to be running other programs on the other monitors at the same time without any problems? Thanks!Click to expand...

Hmm, no.
To do that, you'll need to just run the game in windows mode and just throw it to the side, I think. I don't think you need a separate monitor to play music.

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I'm not entirely sure that that card will have three display ports natively.
 

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What gpus are compatible for a mtq45nk motherboard. I'm trying to run unterned at at least full screen resolution. I'm new to this and I have no idea what I'm doing. Please help
 
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A:M58p: compatible graphics cards for gaming

I'm trying to run unterned at at least full screen resolution.
I have no idea how to determine that.    Can you identify what graphics cards other players have used that meet your gaming requirements, and we can tell you whether they are compatible.   Only Nvidia, since AMD are not backward compatible with older ThinkCentres.   Thx.   

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I need a cheap but efficient router (wired) for LAN gaming, 4 ports is fine
I don't need wireless since I don't have high-speed internet access.
All I am using it for is to setup a LAN party
Most computers are running windows vista
What are some good but inexpensive ones (preferably want to buy off ebay)
Thanks
 

A:Cheap efficient router, Vista compatible, (LAN Gaming)

honestly, almost any cheap netgear, d-link or linksys router will work fine for what you want to do.
 

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I dont know whats compatible or whats the best for its price.
If someone could help me that would be nice.
Currently i have no gpu so i cant belive how many times i have bought a game and just realized my pc cant run it.
My cpu is a amd 8 series and i dont want to worry about that so much.
I have also gotten the : THREAD STUCK IN DEViCE READER error and thought getting a new gpu and driver would help.
Im on a budget though so anything under 150 is good. Or if there is nothing that is under 150 dollars i can go up too  200.

 
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Hi Gangsta_pug,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding upgrading GPU for your Lenovo H50-50
Please check this, this & this threads with similar discussions.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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I currently have a GeForce GTX 650 and am upgrading to a PNY GeForce GTX 960
I have a 990FXA UD3 Motherboard
and a AMD Fx 8350 Processor

I just have a view questions,
- Will the motherboard fit the card?
- Does the 960 take the same power as a 650?
- Is the 960 compatible with my pc
 

A:Computer Upgrade compatible?

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I want to upgrade my CPU. It is currently an AMD Athlon Neo Processor MV-40. It is only 1.6 Ghz. My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv2 Entertainment PC. My motherboard specs are below.

Model: Flextronics 3055
FSB: AMD Hammer, 200 Mhz

The question I have is: What other CPUs are compatible with my motherboard.

I have already tried to look up my motherboard via Flextronics website, but it does not seem to be listed there. Thank you all in advance for any help.

A:Motherboard compatible with CPU. Upgrade.

Faites, welcome to the forums.






Quote:
I have already tried to look up my motherboard via Flextronics website, but it does not seem to be listed there.


Probably because it is an OEM board made by them for that (and maybe more) particular notebook. They wouldn't provide any support for it even if you did find it on their site as that would all fall on the notebook manufacturer.

As far as upgrading the CPU, unless it is supported in the bios the best you can do is the Turion Neo x2 listed here,

AMD Processors for Notebooks: AMD Turion

other than that, nothing. Even if it is supported (and that is entirely up to HP), ther eis the small matter of finding one.

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Hi ,
I want to upgrade to 8GB RAM (Now I'm using 1 GB RAM)
I want to know if my computer compatible with 8GB or not !
my friend told me that it depends on the processor ... Does it ??

Info:
Windows 7 professional
Processor : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz 2.19 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 1.00 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system
I'm sorry if the info is not enough I don't know what is the important info to tell !!

A:Want to upgrade to 8GB RAM is my computer compatible ?

The CPU itself is 64 bit capable,

Intel? Celeron? Processor 900 (1M Cache, 2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

but seeing it is a socket 478 CPU, it all comes down to what the motherboard will support; one bit of info you left out. Also as long as you are running 32 bit Windows anything beyond 3 GB is essentially a waste as 32 bit Windows can only use up to 4 GB, and you will lose some of that due to memory addressing of all devices in and on the motherboard.

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Hey guys, this forum was a crucial part in building my rig a year and a half ago, and I'm going to call on this community once again because its almost time to upgrade my system.
I'm looking to upgrade to 4GB RAM, possibly a hard drive, and in the future I'll need a new processor and video card.

RAM: I have 2 1GB modules right now, and I was wondering whether I should buy 2 more 1GB modules, so all 4 slots on my mother board are filled, or whether I should get 2 2GB modules of a "better" RAM,as in better RAM. DDR2 800 is preferable, but I'm not sure if there has been "better" RAM that has come out that my mother board supports

HD: I'm looking to get a 10,000rpm raptor in the near future. Any recommendations on a nice little hard drive that totes the speed for a fair price?

CPU: With DX10 games coming out in the near future, I'm going to be looking at getting a better CPU before I head off to college. I'm currently running my 2.4 dual core cpu, and I know my 775 motherboard can take on a quad core. I know way off in the future I'll need a new motherboard, but before I head off, I want to get the best possible processor my motherboard can handle for a decent price. Any suggestions on a good quad core (can my mobo use extreme quads?)

Video Card: My system so far has been a breeze to use and build, even though its been running vista as its OS. ALL of my problems so far have come from my video card. Several times it ... Read more

A:Need compatible upgrade suggestions.

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Hi Good day, I bought an HP Notebook 15-ba047cl and I need to upgrade the RAM, but there's a few issues.  So the laptop comes with two slots, one is being used with an 8GB SODIMM. I want to expand the RAM to 16GB and also enable dual-channel mode, but the stick of RAM in my laptop seems to not only be quite rare, but very expensive. The RAM currently installed in my laptop is:  Manufacturer HynixManufacturer Reference HMA81GS6AFR8N-UHCapacity 8GBName PC4-19200Short Form 8GB(1Rx8)Type 260PinConstruction Type SO-DIMMModel SO-DIMMOrganization 1Gx64Description DDR4 2400MHzNumber of Ranks 1Extension unbufferedError Correction non-ECCDRAM Organization 1Gx8Number of DRAM 8Construction Type of DRAM FBGA(78ball)Type Height 31.25mmVoltage 1,2V  I've read HP's documents extensively and they insist I use RAM from the same manufacturer and model number in order to enable dual-channel mode (though I know full well this isn't always needed), but this particlar brand and model is severely problematic to get a hold of. As for my question, I was wondering whether or not I should purchase an entirely new set of 2 8GB sticks, and which ones you would recommend for this laptop, or if there was some way for you guys to assist me in getting just one other stick of RAM from another manufacturer that would work and enable dual-channel mode. I can't seem to find much people, if any at all, mentioning this laptop, and when I try to use the offline hardware scanners an... Read more

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I am looking at a laptop for a fellow student. He upgraded from 8.1 to 10 shortly after 10 became available. Recently it was running slow and shuts off sometimes. Fan vent was clogged. CPU temp a little too high. First of all there are no drivers for Windows 10 from Toshiba. This laptop is not on their compatibility list.

I was running ccleaner and noticed its taking a long time. I looked at the CPU and Ram usage and CPU is at 7% and RAM at 49%. Then I noticed the speed of the CPU is at 1.2GHz with a Max speed of 2.6GHz. Every now and then it will jump to 2.3GHz for a second or two, then back down to 1.2 or 1.3GHz. Could this have anything to do with the 10 upgrade? Will not having the drivers for 10 create a performance issue? I think the laptop needs to go back to 8.1 but I need input from above my level (very low).

Toshiba Satellite P855-S5102
Intel Core i5-3230M CPU @2.6GHz
4G RAM Single Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)

Ccleaner is still running through Edge. Been doing it for 20 minutes and still at 0% progress which is why I posted.

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Manufacturer's motherboard name: ASUS P5LP-LEHP/Compaq name: Leonite-GL8EWhat is the newest compatible  UPGRADE cpu that i can install in this machine, ser#mxk5420nnn

A:newest compatible cpu upgrade

@lionsgate131, welcome to the forum. Here are the only processors that have been approved for use in the motherboard: CPU/ProcessorSocket: 775Supports Pentium D (Smithfield) up to 3.2 GHz and Pentium4 (Prescott) up to 580 and 670 They are the only ones that are supported.  There is a chance that any others will not work. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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My mother attempted to upgrade her laptop to the latest windows version and now it doesn't work. I contacted Microsoft and was told that her system is not compatible with their upgrade.  It has a blue screen (not necessarily the blue screen of death) but when I turn it on, it shows: PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR  (white scren flashes) DIAGNOZING YOUR PC Blue Screen: AUTOMATIC REPAIR  Your PC did not start correctlyPress, RESTART, to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press ADVANCED OPTIONS to try other options to repair your PC. RESTART does not fix PC ADVANCED OPTIONS:Continue: Exit and continue to Windows 10.   Tried and brings me back to the blue screen.  Use a device: Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD  Internal Hard Disk or SSD.  Drive: Brings me back to blue screen   USB drive:  nothing in USB. Selected and message says The selected boot device failed. Press <enter> to Continue.  Boot Option Menu:  OS BOOT MANAGER OR BOOT FROM EFI FILE.    Inexperienced and unsure what to do so I ESC to exit. Recovery from a DVD or USB:  No recovery disc. Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options.    Reset this PC. Lets you choose to keep or remove your files, and then reinstalls Windows.  OPTIONS: Keep my files: Removes apps and setting but keeps your personal files.   ... Read more

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My mother attempted to upgrade her laptop to the latest windows version and now it doesn't work. I contacted Microsoft and was told that her system is not compatible with their upgrade.  It has a blue screen (not necessarily the blue screen of death) but when I turn it on, it shows: PREPARING AUTOMATIC REPAIR  (white scren flashes) DIAGNOZING YOUR PC Blue Screen: AUTOMATIC REPAIR  Your PC did not start correctlyPress, RESTART, to restart your PC, which can sometimes fix the problem. You can also press ADVANCED OPTIONS to try other options to repair your PC. RESTART does not fix PC ADVANCED OPTIONS:Continue: Exit and continue to Windows 10.   Tried and brings me back to the blue screen.  Use a device: Use a USB drive, network connection, or Windows recovery DVD  Internal Hard Disk or SSD.  Drive: Brings me back to blue screen   USB drive:  nothing in USB. Selected and message says The selected boot device failed. Press <enter> to Continue.  Boot Option Menu:  OS BOOT MANAGER OR BOOT FROM EFI FILE.    Inexperienced and unsure what to do so I ESC to exit. Recovery from a DVD or USB:  No recovery disc. Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options.    Reset this PC. Lets you choose to keep or remove your files, and then reinstalls Windows.  OPTIONS: Keep my files: Removes apps and setting but keeps your personal files.   ... Read more

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I would like to upgrade the WIFI card in my DV7 laptop. It currently run on a Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wifi Adapter.I would like to find the best (fastest) possible card available with all the bells and whistles on it. (Bluetooth and whatnot)Also, is there any word of any new cards coming out in the near future?Thank you in advance.

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i'm a skateboarding filmer. which means a lot of footage and i need faster memory and a bigger hd. please help me find memory that's compatible with my Gateway 310 and is cheap. my comp can handle only 2048MB and the type of RAM is DDR PC2700. help and thanks!
 

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Is the following RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145201&Tpk=Corsair%20CM2X2048-6400C5%20XMS2

compatible with this motherboard:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c01237538
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello Seven Forums,

I am in need of, I am assuming, a new Processor and more Memory (RAM) for my motherboard/P.C. .

The reason I ask of this is because I have very little knowledge of hardware, and am last night I purchased a new graphics card and power supply. The Power Supply supports up to 600W, I have a Radeon HD 4670 1GB DDR2 Graphics Card (which recommends 400 Watts).

Will I also need to upgrade my Power Supply again?

To see what my motherboard can support, and what it already has, please redirect here.

Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra5) Compaq Presario CQ5210F Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I have no idea what I need, what's good, and how much I may be spending, if my gaming can get a serious change with upgrading my RAM, that would be sweet.

I also am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, so I am pretty sure I can support more than just 4GB.

Thank you for all of the future help you will give me,
Thank you Seven Forums for all of your help now and all of your help in the past,
Aaron

A:Compatible Upgrade Hardware For My Motherboard?

If your planning on upgrading the cpu and ram you might as well make the move to Socket AM3 or Intel Socket 1155 by upgrading the motherboard also, as DDR3 ram is considerably cheaper than DDR2 ram which is what your computer is running you will see better results from upgrading to more recent computer hardware and it will cost the near the same if not less than upgrading the few pieces of an older system but i cant really tell you much more if your not knowledgeable enough to build the computer yourself.

Also the Power supply should be good enough to run all you need unless you have 4 hard drives etc

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I have an HP pavilion a1020n running on
519J Intel 4 processor,
512MB pc2-3200 ddr2 sdram
200gb ata HD

It's a very basic, bough out the store computer with nothing added to it. I purchased a Radeon 9250 PCI 256MB (no fan) card for it, worked fine for about 2 months, then the pc kept freezing at the xp loading screen. Once I removed the card, computer worked just fine. Could it be overeating? If so, what can I do to fix it?
 

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Hey all,
I have a scenario.
Say, I have a machine with win7 64 bit installed on it.
As we all know a few software donot have 64 bit versions as yet, so say im now using a 32 bit version of a software xyz. lets call the version v1.
now say, we have newer version available for xyz which goes by the name v2.
now v2 is prepared to support 64 bit and I d obviously want to have that on my machine.
So, if I try to install v2 on my machine , what will happen???
Will v1 cease to exist and get upgraded to v2??
or will a seperate installation happen for v2 with all the corresponding files copied to a newer folder, say C:\\programfile\x64???
Will v1 and v2 coexist?

I would also like to know about the registries, whether they would be any different from the 32 bit ones!

Please answer


Thanks in advance!!

A:upgrade of software from 32 to 64 bit compatible version

1) On 32-bit Windows, programs are installed by default into a system folder called Program Files, while OS components and shared libraries are installed into the System32 folder. On 64-bit Windows, apart from the regular Program Files folder, there is a Program Files (x86) folder for 32-bit apps. Also, in addition to the System32 folder, there is a SysWOW64 folder. Somewhat ironically, 64-bit OS components and shared libraries go into the System32 folder, while 32-bit ones go into the SysWOW64 folder.

This arrangement lets 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the same apps to be installed side-by-side on the 64-bit OS without overwriting one another’s files or accessing the wrong versions of the same library.

Registry keys specific to 32-bit apps are stored in a branch under the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node.

2) Now, how exactly your particular app behaves would vary from app to app, depending on how each app is designed. E.g. 64 bit win7 has both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of IE8. By default, the 32 bit IE8 runs when you launch IE from locations like the taskbar or a hyperlink.

OTOH, AFAIK, 32 bit Office cannot co-exist with 64 bit. Of course, this may be by design because MS recommends that, for now, customers use the 32-bit version of Office since many of the common Office Add-ins will not run in the 64-bit Office environment.

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I have had an older Sempron 2800, an ASRock Motherboard and an ATI Radeon 9200.

Until recently, doing some demanding tasks, all was well. Indeed all is well, except when it comes to one crucial area (for me) - World of Warcraft.

I have played World of Warcraft for a few years now, on this PC, with no problems. Nothing has been deliberately changed recently, either.

Problem: I reach a certain point in the game area and, no matter what - and I am sure that I have tried all things (all new drivers, re-installs, tweaking configs, etc) - I always freeze.

Though I never suffered before these incidents, I have thought that it would be nice to have a bit better performance / graphics card.

What I found was the ever reliable Tom's Hardware:

Best Gaming Graphics Cards For The Money
I consider myself an intermediate to advanced software user, but don't have much of a clue about hardware.

What I have done is install "EVEREST Home Edition" and so have access to the info that might be needed.

It appears that the card is AGP, as you can see from the screenshot below.

As far as Tom's article goes, I am looking in the AGP section.

Best Gaming Graphics Cards For The Money: AGP Interface

As I may purchase a new PC / have one built, in a couple of months, I would like to pick between the two most affordable (to serve as a stop-gap):
Radeon HD 2600 PRO (Best AGP Card for Under $100)
Radeon HD 2600 XT (Best AGP Card for $100)


Are they both compatibl... Read more

A:Solved: Radeon 9200 - compatible upgrade = ?!

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So im looking for a compatible processor upgrade for my old Dell XPS 410. It currently holds the Core 2 Duo E6300..
I am limited to buying only from newegg.com and all I can see thats on the list is the E6700 but its the wolfdale model.. would this be compatible? I was also looking at the wolfdale E7500 and E7600 series.. just trying to see if anyone has had any luck with these in a XPS410.. I want to get the best upgrade possible and I know there are more processors that work besides whats on their compatibility list which Ive attached below.

Thanks for any help!

this is dells list of compatible processors for the XPS 410 with the BIOS update:

PR173 Presler P4 915, 2.80G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
UY273 Presler P4 915, 2.08G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
YW816 Presler P4 925, 3.00G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
XJ848 Presler P4 930, 3.00G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
PU963 Presler PD 935, 3.20G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, D0
DK050 Presler P4 940, 3.20G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
RT922 Presler P4 945, 3.40G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
UJ776 Presler P4 950, 3.40G, 2X2MB, 800FSB, C1
CJ163 Presler P4 960, 3.60G, 2x2MB, 800FSB, B1

DK593 Cedar Mill 631, 3.00G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
PN407 Cedar Mill 641, 3.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0
PY394 Cedar Mill 641, 3.20G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
KU339 Cedar Mill 651, 3.40G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0
PY395 Cedar Mill 651, 3.40G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
DK594 Cedar Mill 661, 3.60G, 2MB, 800FSB, C1
DT883 Cedar Mill 661, 3.60G, 2MB, 800FSB, D0

HU587 Conroe E4300, 1.80G, 2MB, 800FSB, L2
DX483 Conroe E4400, 2.00G, 2MB, 800... Read more

A:Looking for a good compatible processor upgrade.. any suggestions?

The Q6600 seems the most future proof to me? but does Newegg sell it? sorry, not had a look at the site so, probably would be a good starting place.
 

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Loss of Audio after Laptop goes into sleep mode. Audio comes back after rebooting. 

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my current ram is 3GB (2 + 1) 1333 MHz . can i put 2 x 4 GB 204-pin SODIMM DDR3 PC3-12800 ram aftr removing the current ram.
will it be better if i just get new 4gb 1333 mhz chip and replace it with 1gb chip to give me 6gb ram in total?

A:inspirion n5110 RAM upgrade - is 1600 MHz compatible?

Hi Ankit_n,
The Dell Inspiron N5110 / 15R has 2 memory SODIMM slots on the system board. The system accepts a memory capacity ranging from 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB. The memory type accepted is DDR3 1333 MHz SODIMM only. The computer supports a maximum of 8GB of memory when installed with two 4GB DIMMs.
The System is not compatible with 1600 MHz clock speed Memory.

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Hello, I would like to upgrade my computer to Windows 10. Unfortunately, the system test says that the graphics card is not compatible, therefore, I can't upgrade. I have the Nvidia Geforce 6150SE Nforce430. Are there any cards out there that would be compatible with my system and Windows 10? If not, is there a workaround that would allow me to upgrade to Windows 10? Thank you! 

A:Compatible Graphic Card for Windows 10 Upgrade

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome.This may help to resolve  your issue.HP Products - Where Do I Find Windows 10 Drivers and Software for My Model?http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/Compaq-Presario-CQ5000-Desktop-PC-series/3999467/model/4005895/d... #hpexpertday Regards;DebashishI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem. 

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Hello, i have a lenovo g780 with 4gb of ram and i want to add another 4gb, but i cant find the exact ram module to pair with my existing module. None of the vendors in croatia have ramaxel and it's very rare to find it used.. The ram i have is Ramaxel RMT3160ED58E9W1600 I found one Samsung M471B5273DH0-CK0 listed on a local forum for sale which was also used in lenovo g780 laptops. It has the same speed (1600mhz), timings (11-11-11-28) and the same voltage (1.5v) Can i be 100% sure that this ram wil work without any problems with my current ram?  

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I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 10 but I get a popup that says that my SP2309w monitor not compatible with Windows 10 upgrade. I've have all of the new drivers but that doesn't help. Where else can I look for hepl?

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I ran the upgrade advisor and it says Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC.
I have a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Motherboard and all my other problems with the upgrade advisor are fixable.
Can I Install Windows 8?
I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. It seems that I don't have UEFI bios for my motherboard.
Do we have to have this in order to run Windows 8.

A:Upgrade Advisor says Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC

Yes, you can install Windows 8. None of my computers are compatible with Secure Boot, but they run Windows 8 just fine!

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Shall I Upgrade My Processor/What Processors are CompatibleWith My Board?

Well as you can tell from the title, i'm wondering if I should upgrade my processor and what processors are compatible with my board.

I have a ASUS PDGT-LA [HP Goldfish3].

I currently have a Intel Pentium 4 519K 3.06Ghz 533 Mhz FSB 64-bit Processor.

Would upgrading to a 640 or a 630 be worth the $100?

What processors are compatible with my board?

Thanks in Advance,
Tim
 

A:Shall I Upgrade My Processor/What Processors are Compatible With My Board?

Socket: LGA775
Supports processor up to 3.4 GHz
Supports Intel Pentium 4 HT processors

Lots more info from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?&cc=us&docname=c00361570
 

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The end of W10 free upgrade is coming soon and I want to upgrade my Dell Inspiron N5110 because MS is not going to support W7. The problem is that I get a message that the upgrade could not proceed because of the BIOS and recommending that I contact the manufacturer.

Thing is, I've been contacting Dell for most of a year and they are telling me that they are not going to do a BIOS fix. Does anyone know of a way around this?

Thanks,

A:I can't upgrade from W7 to W10 because my Inspiron N5110 BIOS are not compatible

If Dell isn't going to update the BIOS there's nothing you can do. Windows 7 will be supported until 2020 so you've got time before you need to look for another system.

Edit:
A quick Google search found users who are running BIOS A11 and running Windows 10. The pre-upgrade report shows that Windows 10 is not compatible but users have found that it works fine.

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My laptop currently has the i5 460m 2.53 GH-z and standard hd graphics installed. I have already upgraded RAM and SSD and am looking to make it a bit better with a new processor and graphics card. I am having a hard time finding the compatible CPU and GPU models. It would be greatly appreciated if someone would help.

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When attemting upgrade from windows 7 to 10, all categories are acceptable except the display, which errors out as not compatible. The computer is HP p6257c. Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 9100, driver installed is 2.0.0.0, driver date 8/12/2009

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I would like to upgrade my OEM card (Nvidea GeForce 240 GTS)  to a card that supports higher version Open CL and GL features, for more efficient photo editing with Photoshop CC, and another editing program requiring better specs . No gaming .
How can I tell which cards will be compatible with my system? Running Pentium i7 920, 9GBRam,  Win7 home SP1, 
Thanks in advance,
David

A:Compatible Graphics card upgrade for XPS 435T(9000)

Hi Davidh202
Thanks for writing to us.
Following cards are tested and are sure to work on this system. Hope one of this suit your needs.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon 4870
ATI Radeon HD4670
ATI Radeon® HD 4850
ATI Radeon HD 3650
ATI Radeon HD 3450
Do provide us the system tag# and also confirm the name the system is registered under by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message. Also let us know the contact number and email address
Regards

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I'm new here and I'm having a problem upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on my Dell N5050. I'm getting a screen that says "What needs your attention". It listed 3 programs to uninstall because they are not compatible with Windows 8. I was able to uninstall 2 of them with no problem, but the 3rd one I can't even find on my computer. The program is Bluetooth Win7 Suite (64) and the screen that it's listed on has an "Uninstall" button that does nothing when I click on it. I've done a complete search of my computer (luckily there's not much on it) and I can't find this program. Any help would be appreciated as I'm not very computer literate. Thank you all in advance.

A:Problem finding/removing non-compatible program in upgrade

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless, useful for mice, keyboards, pairing with cellphones, tablets, etc. The program itself may be in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86). The x86 signifies the Folder where 32-bit programs get installed. Have you checked Device Manager for a listing for the adapter? Have you checked with Support | Dell US for drivers for the Bluetooth adapter? You'll need the Service Tag from a sticker on the case. Frequently the Bluetooth will be part of the Wi-Fi adapter, turn Wi-Fi off and Bluetooth will be off. I have an N5010 that I resurrected and that's the only feature that doesn't work but I can use a Bluetooth USB dongle when I need it.

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i have a HP Envy Notebook 17-j017cl TouchSmart i want Upgrades ((HDD HARD DRIVE SATA 750GB)) to ((SSD HARD DRIVE SATA) how many type  %100 compatible with my model ?

A:HP Envy Notebook 17-j017cl TouchSmart Compatible SSD Upgrade...

Hello! All 2.5 inch SSDs should fit your laptop if you are replacing just the 750GB unit. You may need to use a special adaptor to secure the SSD depending on what thickness it is, but rest assured, most SSD manufacturers include these.




I don't run HP, I just like helping others!FX6300 / Biostar TA970 / 8GB ADATA DDR3 / MSI HD 7950 / Corsair RM850 / Sandisk U110 250GB SSD and 2x WD Velociraptors 300GB / Antec 1100 V2 / NZXT Respire T40

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I acquired a gtx 960, after removing the panel on the side of my Inspiron 3847 case, I realized that the gtx 960 is just slightly to big to fit. Is the gtx 960 compatible with my Inspiron 3847, if so how can I make it work with my PC??

A:Graphics card upgrade to gtx 960 is my Inspiron 3847 compatible?

You cant make it work its too long and the power supply is no where near sufficient.

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I have a Pavillion Model A6525UK I wanted to upgrade from VistaHome premium 32 to Windows 7.I ran the Windows 7 upgrade advisor which told me to download the latest driver for the Nvidia nForce 10/100mps ethernet before attempting the Windows 7 Install. I've been in contact with Nvidia customer services and got this reply Upon checking the system information using the screenshot provided I see that it is a  Nforce 430/Geforce 6150SE chipset in your system and there is no upgrade possible to windows 7 using the chipset as there are no supporting drivers for the card for windows 7. Please do let me know if there are any questions or concerns. Best regards,ShahbazNVIDIA Customer Care  On the basis of their reply it looks like I can't upgrade to Windows 7 if I wanted to due to the driver issue I think this is pretty poor. Can anyone confirm. Thanks  

A:Pavillion upgrade Vista to Windows 7 No compatible NVidia Dr...

Hi: The information you received from Nvidia is incorrect. There is indeed an updated chipset driver from Nvidia, which updates the ethernet driver so you can upgrade to W7. W7 is not listed on the drop down menu for the driver download but when you select Vista, it shows the driver is also good for W7. Here it is...32 bit... http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/14874/en-us

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Hi All,


This is where I am I have an Dell Inspiron 15 n5050 which came with 500GB Seagate Momentous 5400RPM hard drive....
now its gone and wont spin at all so I am replacing it with 750GB Seagate Momentous 5400RPM Hard Drive will the System Image still work on that....

or I have to Start fresh

A:Is the System Image of windows 7 compatible with Hard drive upgrade

Danny121222, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

Windows 7 image backup will restore to a larger hard disk, just not a smaller one. Making sure that you create the boot disk that
the image program has you create.

I have done it lots of times. When you restore the image to your larger disk, you might have extra space at the end which you will have to extend your C drive size to include that unused space..

Rich

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Hi all me AGAIN
i needed to reformat win xp home and i cannot install Roxio because the upgrade advisor is incorrectly reporting incompatibility. (i am at win xp sp2) I did thisds before and it reinstalled nicely a copla years ago Microsft recognizes it they had a page on it in Help and Support (i put in Roxio Creator 5.1 Basic. it told me to try a couple things but to no avail and the workaround says ignore it..IGNORE??? HOW?? It can't be ignored cause it won't let me install. this is the disc that came with the puter (Dell Dimension 8100) a few years ago.
would anybody have any ideas of how to install Roxio (i cannot afford to buy any new software right now and using WMP 10 is just not as comfortable Roxio is easy and it also writes text so the name of each tune that have bought and burned to a CD-R that I play shows up on my car CD player. thats kinda nice. thank you Bad
 

A:Solved: Upgrade Advisor Incorrectly Reports Easy CD Creator 5 as Not Compatible

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I've been wanting to upgrade to windows 8 but after running the windows 8 advisor it says office 2010 starter is not compatible. I updated the required files for office according to windows but after updating them i ran the advisor again & yet the same problem proceeds. I won't update to windows 8 unless starter works. Need help & or options to resolve this problem.

A:Office 2010 starter not compatible for windows 8 upgrade even after updating files

Google Data On SituationLouis

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Dear community,
I have a very strange problem concerning two Dell Studio 1558 laptops. I am sorry for the long post but there is no other way to describe what happened.
The first laptop (i5 520M - 4GB ram - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 - 500 GB disk - 720p screen) worked fine for about 6 years until one morning I turned it on, the keyboard and the fan were working but the screen was black, no POST, no life signs. I tested the screen with the self-test and it was working as expected.
After some research on the net, calling a local authorized Dell repair shop, and testing (swapping ram etc.) I concluded that the integrated video card (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570) was burned out.
As the card is integrated and can't be replaced, I decided to buy a replacement motherboard. Instead I bought another (working) Dell Studio 1558 locally as it was actually more expensive to buy the motherboard on eBay and have it shipped from abroad. The Dell I bought was i3 350M - 4GB ram - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 - 500 GB disk - 1080p screen.The motherboard is supposed to be the same in both laptops, judging by the sticker tag next to the ram slots - CN-0CGY2Y.
As the board is the same I though that I can just swap the i3 for my old i5. The BIOS of both laptops was the latest version A12. I should also mention that some months ago I had upgraded the 4 GB (2x2GB) of ram on my i5 laptop to compatible 2x4 GB and it worked OK.
So me and my brother swapped the processors on the newly bought i3 lapto... Read more

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